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Amish man provides ‘Uber’ rides in a horse cart

  • Published at 01:11 pm August 11th, 2018
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At just $5 per ride, the horse-drawn Uber is a hit with locals and visitors alike

An Amish man from Michigan, US, is employing his traditional horse and cart as a ride sharing service. He has named his service “Amish Uber”, even though he is not affiliated with Uber in any way. He simply fancies the name.

According to The Independent, rather than picking people up in a car, Timothy Hochstedler transports them via his horse cart.

He said: “Uber is a cool thing, every single year something new comes in; it is hot right now, so we have the Amish Uber. We can deliver people to their doorsteps.” 

The horse-drawn Uber is a hit with locals and visitors alike, each ride costs only $5.

For Mr Hochstedler, the Amish Uber is an opportunity to get to know visitors while offering them a chance to take in the tiny, picturesquely old-fashioned village of Colon. 

Besides experiencing life in the slow lane, Amish Uber patrons have the opportunity to get to know the horses that pull the cart. Hochstedler stated that his horses love people.  

“It was fascinating. It’s not an activity you typically associate with the Amish,” Colon visitor Bruce Jordan said after taking his grandchildren for a ride.